The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington invites upper-level undergraduate students and students who are graduating from college to apply to the Cognitive Science Visiting Undergraduate Program.
The program is designed to give students interested in Cognitive Science an opportunity to design and conduct their own research while working closely with a faculty mentor at the top Cognitive Science Program in the country for a full academic year.
If you are selected for the program, you may enroll in up to 17 credits per semester, but will be expected to devote a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to research approved by the Cognitive Science Program. You will also have the option to enroll in our outstanding undergraduate courses. Our Cognitive Science program stresses skills acquisition, and aims to foster the abilities that make students into scientists.
Our program can provide the following important opportunities and experiences:
- Improve your chances of being accepted to a top graduate program
- Build your CV with invaluable lab research experience not available at your home institution
- Design your own research projects
- Work closely with a faculty mentor
- Participate in symposia and colloquia with IU's distinguished and highly accomplished Cognitive Science faculty
- Learn how to prepare and submit research for publication
Students applying to the Visiting Undergraduate Program must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:
- Have junior or senior class standing (in exceptional cases, fellowships may be awarded to students with sophomore standing, but such applications are not encouraged).
- A minimum GPA of 3.3
- A background in computer science, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy, or psychology, or some combination thereof.
Students who are accepted to the program will receive an out-of-state tuition waiver. Students will be responsible for the cost of in-state tuition and fees (approximately $8,000 for the year) and the cost of room and board.